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Ninety- Three Years
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Partly cloudy today with a high in
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Vol. XCiII, No. 104 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 5, 1983 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Michigan
registration
resister
pleads
not guilty
By GLEN YOUNG
special to the Daily
DETROIT - Attorneys for a
Michigan man accused of failing to
register for the draft asked a federal
magistrate yesterday to enter a plea of
"not guily" for their client, Dan Rutt, of
Dearborn.
The Hope College senior was
arraigned in a Detroit courtroom on
charges of failing to register in July
1980 after former President Jimmy
Carter ordered all males born in 1960
and 1961 to do so. Rutt, 21, is the four-
teenth person in the nation to be
charged for non-compliance.
BEFORE THE arraignment, Rutt's
attorneys from the American Civil
Liberties Union said they will argue in
court that Rutt was a victim of selective
prosecution when the government
chose to indict him in January.
Rutt had publicly acknowledged his
non-compliance in letters to the Selec-
tive Service and President Reagan.
ACLU attorneys Jim Lafferty and
Dennis James said they will follow the
arguments presented in defense of
David Wayte, a California non-
registrant, who had charges against
him dropped last year. A federal judge
threw out that case when the gover-
nment refused to surrender documents
Wayte's attorneys said would prove the
justice department was pursing selec-
tive prosecution of non-registrants.
"It is clear that with 500,000 who have
refused (to register) and they've only
prosecuted 14, they are singling them
out," James said. "It is also clear the
decision to prosecute was made at the
highest level. It was a political
decision."
A BOISTEROUS crowd of about 50
people rallied outside the courtroom in
Rutt's support. "All I can say is thank
you," Rutt told the crowd before the
arraignment. "You all know why
you're here, and I'm glad to see the
wide variety of support. I just hope in
the end we can stop this thing."
Howard Simon, the head of the
Michigan ACLU, told the crowd that
vocal support is necessary for the Rutt
case. "Courageous men like Dan need
to be supported," Simon said. "The
government is playing politics with the
lives of young men, and we're going to,
See REGISTRATION, Page 7.

January

e
j obless
falls 0
From AP and UPI forecz
WASHINGTON - Unemployment 1983N
dropped to a 10.4 percent rate in dicati
January, the first decline since the "Th
recession began 18 months ago, the might
Labor Department reported yesterday. 10.4,"
Officially, the unemployment rate don't
plunged from a post-Depression record the hi
10.8 percent in December to 10.2 per- LA
cent in January. but a third of that drop Janet
was due only to a mathematical change adju
which counted, for the first time, 1.7 exagg
million U.S.-based military personnel "Tr
in the work force. consi
THE NEWS signaled an air of op- as sm
timism at the White House, where "WI
President Reagan said the dip, seas
following reports of higher retail sales exagg
and auto sales, "is one more sign that tion.'
America in on the mend." The
Despito- earlier administration

rate

!sts that the average rate for all qf
will be 10.9 percent, Reagan in
td he is more hopeful.
here may be a month where it
it level off or come up a little above
he told reporters, but added, "I
think you'll see it come up above
gh mark of 10.8."
BOR .tatistics Commissioner
Norwood said, however, seasonal
stment factors may hae
gerated the January decline.
he labor market has improved
uderably, but probably not as much
me of these data support," she said.
hat we are talking about with
onal adjustment is an
geration, not a change in direc-
e unemployment report came as
See JANUARY, Page 7

- SNO-,
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL,
Diag Witch
Art school junior Jennifer Krause threatens to cast a spell on any passers by who don't attend the art school's masked
ball tonight.

Merchants haven 'ifelt
effects of truck stri~ke-myet

By THOMAS MILLER
Food shortages are becoming more
likely each day the independent truckers'
strike continues, but Ann Arbor residents
probably won't notice the difference
when they do their shopping this
weekend. Next week, however, may be a
different story.
Most local merchants reported yester-
Strike leader proposes a compromise
to call off the violence. See story, page 3.
day they had not experienced any shor-
tages as a result of the bloody six-day-old
strike.
"BUT WE COULD start having
problems with produce," said Jack
Weinman of Village Corner. "Locally,
the strike has been targeted at produce,
and the extremely perishable items such
as broccoli and cauliflower might
become scarce. It's early though."
In the event of a long strike, store

managers said, the produce industry will
be the hardest hit.
"Eighty percent of all produce is ship-
ped by independent truckers," said Jim
Law, a manager of The Garden Patch, a
local proruce market. "There's nothing
we can do about it - we're victims."
LARGER GROCERY stores are less
susceptible to effects from the strike
than the smaller stores because most
chains have their own trucking
distribution services. John Schirle,
manager of Kroger on Green Road, said
there were no problems with food shor-
tages "as of now."
Dorm residents and others fed by the
University food services shouldn't worry
about going hungry, administrators said.
A representative of University Food
Stores, which supplies dorms, said none
of the company's supplies have been af-
fected by the strike.
Fast food restaurants such as Mc-
Donald's and Taco Bell probably will not

be affected by the strike because most
trucks used for distribution are owned
and operated by the companies.
BUT FEAR OF violence by the striking
truckers could discourage non-striking
drivers from completing their routes,
causing shortages where none had been
anticipated. One Teamsters' driver,
George Capps, was shot to death in North
Carolina on Tuesday.
Michigan truckers are well aware of
the possibility of violence in this state.
According to James Bauer, general
manager of 0 & W inc., a local beer
distributor, such a threat is very real.
"We're getting the product in.from the
brewery, but our own hauling is down
one-third because we're not allowing our
drivers to be out on the roads at night,"
Bauer said. "We're concerned for the
safety of our drivers."
According to Ernie Ajlouny, manager
of Sergeant Pepper's General Store,
there has been little trouble locally but
truckers are far from relaxed.

AP Photo

State police Sgt. Jacob Toering, stationed in the south west corner of
Michigan, displays two types of spiked steel traps some strike supporters
are allegedly using to try and keep truckers off the road.

Self-image focus of minority workshop

By LAURIE DELATER .
A positive self-image is vital to a black
woman's success in her career and family,
the acting director of a University minority
assistance program told women at a minority
workshop yesterday.
The workshop was pant of the Ninth Annual
Minority Arts and Cultural Festival, a four-
day event highlighting Black History Month.
The festival continues through tomorrow at
East Quad.
EUNICE ROYSTER who recently took over
the University's Opportunity Program told
the students that a low self-image is often the
root of many social and career problems
facing black women. She used the media as
one example of a force that projects a
degrading image of black women.
"How often do you see a black woman in a
Loreal commercial?" she asked. The
message, she said, is that black women are
not "worth" expensive items such as perfume
and hair color.
"All they show us doing is brushing our
teeth and taking a bath," Royster daid.
On the other hand, concentrating on having
a positive self-image can carry one through

college and the working world, Royster told
the group. She said the first steps toward
building a stronger self-image include
demanding respect, liking yourself, and en-
couraging yourself to achieve.
"STUDENTS are on a curve (at the Univer-
sity). People will tell you that you're on the
bottom of that curve. Keep telling yourself
that you may be there, but you won't always
be," Royster said.
A gospel concert followed yesterday's
workshop. Poetry readings, a dance, and a
fashion and performing arts show are among
the activities slated for today.
Cylenthia Miller, also involved in the
festival's organization, said participation in
the festival has decreased this year. The jazz
concert held last night drew a smaller crowd
than in previous years, she said, and one
workshop about political motivation among
minorities failed entirely last night because
no one attended.
ACCORDING to Miller, the declining par-
ticipation is a result of a new tide of apathetic
minority students.
"The younger students are more interested
in designer jeans than in what is going on
around them," she said.

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL

Baby Bard
Nicole Collet, age 2, tries her hand at one of the many items at the Kiwanis rummage sale, which
range from a hydrafoil boat to books. Story on page 2.

Ro ster
... encourages positive minority image

ODAY
Chip off the old block
HE RAW INGREDIENTS for Chuck Slocomb's
golden trophies come from where the buffalo roam,
but he says a discouraging word is seldom heard
about his product. The 75-year-old publicist says
he gets 100 letters a month asking for his creation, the "Buf-

in something and all are justly earned," he said. Chips are
gathered by two assistants from nearby Catalina Island 26
miles off the Southern California coast. The island has been
a buffalo sanctuary since the 1930's when a Hollywood
movie company left the animals there after filming a
western. He began the awards as a joke 10 years ago when a
captain in charge of the marine inspection unit of the Coast
Guard in San Pedro was transformed to Buffalo, N.Y. EQ
Ruhhish- simnly rnihhich

me wages as a librarian and have me do custodial work,"
Everely told the council. "We are doing away with the
custodian. . . You can do it or not. It's up to you," Coun-
cilman James Worley told the women. Mayor Mabelle
MacDonald said the council will explore the ramifications
of the problem at its next workshop meeting. El

" 1964 - Faculty of the Medical School ordered the
removal of cigarette vending machines from all medical
school buildings.
" 1972 - University administrators considered publishing
a list of all faculty members' salaries following a similar
move by MSU.
s 1977 - HEW approved a $270,000 grant for a University
study on the effects of the decriminalization of marijuana
use.

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